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Morrison, Robert

Morrison, Robert (1782-1834), Chinese scholar, was born at Morpeth. In 1807 he was sent by the London Missionary Society to Macao, and in 1814 translated and printed in Chinese for the East Indian factory at Canton, the New Testament. He was afterwards assisted by Dr. Milne in a Chinese version of the Old Testament. His life-work, however, was the Chinese Dictionary. After a two years' visit to Europe, he returned to China in 1826, and in 1834 was made interpreter to Lord Napier at Canton, where he died. Besides the works mentioned, he was author of a Chinese Grammar, Hora- Sinica', and also left Memoirs. His library was presented to University College, London.